Leiron Virginia Sells Jolley
Bookkeeper And Florist
Leiron Virginia Sells Jolley, 86, of Livingston passed away Nov. 23 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Dee Wells officiating. Interment followed in the Hatcher Hall Cemetery.
Leiron Virginia Sells Jolley was born July 29, 1926, in Overton County. She worked as a bookkeeper and florist. She was also a member of Hatcher Hall Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dolphus “Doc” Hall Jolley; parents Herman H. and Lou Winningham Sells; and sister Toodles Gray.
Surviving relatives include her sons Robert Jolley and wife Cathy of Livingston, and Ray Jolley and wife Trish of Crossville; brother and sister-in-law Kelly and Emily Sells of Livingston; grandchildren Annette Norrod, Bert Jolley, Lori Jolley Long, Matt Jolley, Kevin Jolley and Keri Randolph; and great grandchildren Dakota, Austin and Hailey Randolph, Colby Norrod, and Daniel, Blayne, Eli, Layton and Kelton Jolley and Halleigh Long.
Serving as pallbearers were Bert Jolley, Matt Jolley, Billy Joe Norrod, Justin Long, Larry Jolley and Wayne Ramsey.
Betty Marie Mabrey
Betty Marie Mabrey, 75, of Rickman passed away Nov. 25 at her home. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. James Williams and Bro. Chris Reagan officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Betty Marie Mabrey was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Tonopah, NV.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jessie and Carolyn Marie Kitchell Williamson.
Surviving relatives include her husband Roy Roger Mabrey; son Roger Allen Mabrey and wife Anna; daughters Debie Marie Taylor and husband Wayne, Linda Irene Fox and husband Roger, Teresa Beth Randolph and husband Bill, and Cheryl Lynn Hooten and husband Eddie; sister Barbara Bushong; brothers Jack Williamson, Richard Williamson, Kenny Williamson and Danny Williamson; grandchildren Jenny Taylor, Jessie Taylor, Jeremy Dennis, Michele Mabrey, Stacy Bradford, Ashley Coffman, Brandon Fox, Wesley Fox, Nikki Fox, Zeb Randolph, Grayson Randolph, Silas Randolph and Michael Copeland; and nine great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Brandon Fox, Wesley Fox, Michael Copeland, Zeb Randolph, Eugene Gilliam, Chris Lee, Grayson Randolph and Silas Randolph.
Garment Factory Worker
Charlene Ryan, 70, of Crawford passed away Nov. 28 at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 30 at the George M. Phillips Cemetery in Hanging Limb with Rev. Arnold Murphy officiating.
Charlene Ryan was born Nov. 18, 1942, in Crawford. She was a garment factory worker.
She was preceded in death by her parents Walter Clarence and Hazel Betty Ledbetter Ryan; and brother Gary Ryan.
Surviving relatives include her sister-in-law Judy Garrett Tucker of Crawford; niece Angela Bilbrey of Monterey; and nephew Andy Ryan of Crawford.
Chester Lee Phillips
Glass Factory Worker
Chester Lee Phillips, 79, of Monroe passed away Nov. 25 at his home. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Frankie Bledsoe officiating. Interment followed in the Wirmingham Cemetery in Monroe.
Chester Lee Phillips was born March 19, 1933, in Devonia, TN. He was a glass factory worker and also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jean Phillips; parents Richard and Artensie Anderson Phillips; daughter Candace Phillips; sons Chad and Doug Phillips; and brothers Haskiel, Herbert, Robert, Roland and Tommy Phillips.
Surviving relatives include his son Kevin Phillips and Deb Melton of Jamestown; daughters Jeannie Goodman and husband George of Monroe, Lisa Brant and husband James of Ridgeville, IN, and Stacey Hood of Monroe; brothers Larry Phillips Ridgeville, IN, and Glen Phillips of Red Key, IN; sisters Evalee Garrison of Montpelier, IN, Louise Garrison of Red Key, IN, and Eileen Stanley of Kansas City, MO; nine grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Cliff Duke, Doug Neely, Damien Younger, Ron Goetz, Cody Cantrell and Chad Muhlenkamp.
Clara Marie Beaty
School Cook And Garment Industry Worker
Clara Marie Beaty, 96, of Alpine passed away Nov. 29 at Overton County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Crabtree and Bro. Timmy Ray officiating. Internment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine.
Clara Marie Beaty was born Jan. 29, 1916, in Pickett County. She was a cook at the Alpine School and also worked in the garment industry. She was a member of Beaty Swamp Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Porter Carson Beaty; parents Albert and Ollie Robbins Copeland; daughter Wanda Hull; sister Clarice Norris; and brothers Bethel and Paris Copeland.
Surviving relatives include her daughters Betty and Kelly Hull of Allons; Leta Norrod and husband Melvin of Monroe; Judy Crabtree and husband Terry of Livingston; son-in-law James Hull of Livingston; 12 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Larry Hull, Richard Hull, Sam Norrod, Allen Norrod, Jeremy Crabtree, Jackson White, Tommy Johnson and Logan Hull. Honorary pallbearers were Bro. Bob Stoner, Bro. John Copeland, Bro. Jerry Murphy, Bro. Orbit Lane, Bro. Aron Dillon, Pastors David Corley and Bobby Davis, Bro. Austin Flowers and Bro. Sam Gamble.
Ruby Rozelle Norrod Knight
Ruby Rozelle Norrod Knight, 90, of Decherd, TN, passed away Nov. 23 at her home. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Ward officiating. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens.
Ruby Rozelle Norrod Knight was born May 12, 1922, in Putnam County. She was a factory worker with Burroughs Typewriter Manufacturing. She was a Baptist in faith.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Cordell Norrod and Marlon Knight; parents James and Mary Tabor West; brothers Doyle and Isaac West, and Dordell, Bill and Odell Dixon; and sisters Opal Norrod, Dorothy Reynolds, Estelle Haggard and Wilcine Cooper.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Wanda J. Bruner; grandchildren Daryl, Kevin and Roger Bruner, and Joy Whittenburg; and five great grandchildren.
Doris Anita Norris Stephens
Doris Anita Norris Stephens, 62, of Livingston passed away Nov. 26 in Hendersonville, TN. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at First Christian Church with Rev. Dee Wells and Rev. Sunny Ridings officiating. Interment followed in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Doris Anita Norris Stephens was born July 30, 1950, in Overton County. She was a bank teller and a member of First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael Larry Stephens; parents Arlie Jr. and Opal Ruth Deck Norris; sister Faye Holman; and nephew Johnny Donnelly.
Surviving relatives include her son Jason Stephens and wife Courtney of Arlington, TN; daughter April Travis and husband Jason of Hendersonville, TN; brother Donnie Norris and wife Ann of Oak Ridge; sister Marty Donnelly and husband John of Cookeville; and grandchildren Dallas Stephens, Jacob Travis and Gabi Travis.
Serving as pallbearers were Keith Bellanfant, David Upton, Jason Travis, Jason Stephens, Val Keehn and Chris Speck. Honorary pallbearers were the Tuesday Prayer Group at First Christian Church.
Fred Jerry Johnson
Fred Jerry Johnson, 70, of the Muddy Pond community passed away Dec. 1 at his home. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 from the chapel of Goff Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Pierce officiating. Interment followed in the Muddy Pond Cemetery.
Fred Jerry Johnson was born May 31, 1942, in Logan, KY. He worked as an automobile painter with the Ford Motor Company in Michigan. He was also a member of the Monterey Worship Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Faye Johnson; parents Homer and Christine Savage Johnson; and son Victor Johnson.
Surviving relatives include his son David Johnson of the Muddy Pond community; daughters Lois Tadros of Utica, MI, and Brenda Coram of Dearborn, MI; and four grandchildren.
Robert Ray Hayes
Robert Ray Hayes, 63, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 2 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Dec. 3 from the Turkeytown Cemetery.
Robert Ray Hayes was born March 27, 1949, in Middletown, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Jessie Mae Burks Hayes; grandparents John B. and Mary Catherine Smith Hayes, and Comer and Annie B. Boles Burks.
Surviving relatives include his son Orion Hayes of Dayton, OH; daughter Macey Hayes of Livingston; sisters Evelyn Hayes Handy of Cookeville and Anna Jean Hayes of Rickman; and brother Billie R. Hayes of Rickman.
Capt. Duane J. Craig
Capt. Duane J. Craig, 72, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away Dec. 1 at Cumberland House Hospice in Crossville. Funeral services will be held Dec. 6 at Speck Funeral Home at 2 p.m., followed by a luncheon at the VFW Post.
Capt. Duane J. Craig was born in Black River Falls, WI, on Dec. 2, 1939, and was the oldest of seven children. Craig enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 5, 1957. After completing jump training at Fort Campbell, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. Craig attended Officers Candidate School in Nov. 1966, graduating May 1967 as 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned to Airborne Pathfinder Detachment at Fort Benning, GA. Craig attended Helicopter Flight School in Fort Walters, TX, and by 1968 was serving the 1st Aviation Brigade in Blen Hoa, Vietnam, flying helicopter gunships in support of the U.S., RVN, AUS troops as well as the U.S. Navy. Craig was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Air Medal V/V device for Valor.
After his tour in Vietnam, Craig commanded an infantry company in the 193rd Infantry Brigade in the Panama Canal zone for 30 months. After attending Officers Advance Course in Fort Benning, GA, he was promoted to Captain. In his over 20 years of military service, Craig was awarded 61 medals and awards, including 33 awards of the Air Medal. While stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Craig flew numerous disaster relief missions helping victims of natural disasters in South America.
On Sept. 21, 1976, Capt. Craig flew the final flight of the CH-54 (SkyCrane) from Mainz-Finthen, Germany, to Bremerhaven, Germany. After serving tours in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Panama, he settled in Michigan and started his second career as a production supervisor at one of the largest manufacturer companies in Michigan.
Retiring in Livingston, TN, he served as post commander of the local VFW as well as held the office of district commander.
He is survived by his wife Renate Mueller Craig of Soest, Germany; daughters Monique Orbin and Michelle Spears; granddaughters Tia Orbin, Anna Orbin and Emily Spears; and also Steve Spears, father of Emily.
Card Of Thanks
The family of Frankie Burchett would like to thank everyone for the love and kindness shown during the sickness and passing of our loved one.
Special thanks to everyone for the prayers, food, flowers, phone calls, cards, visits and gifts.
We deeply appreciate the care given to Frankie from Dr. Samantha McLerran, the Overton County Nursing Home, Overton County Ambulance Services, LRH and CRMC.
Thanks to Bro. Bruce Mullinix for the prayers, visits, kindness and comforting words for the service.
Also, we want to thank the pallbearers, the cooking group at Holly Springs Church of Christ for providing the meal after the service, and everyone who thought about us in any way.
Thanks to Speck Funeral Home and Wilbert Vault for doing a wonderful job.
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